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18 Aug 2022

Full-Time Human Resources Specialist

CompassHousingAlliance – Posted by CompassHousingAlliance Seattle, Washington, United States

Job Description

ABOUT THE POSITION: The Human Resources (HR) Specialist is an important link to ensure quality services both internally and externally. They correspond with the public, applicants, candidates, staff, and management to answer questions regarding HR policies and practices. This position leads and coordinates the efficient processing of agency recruiting, staffing, training, benefits, and other HR functions. The Specialist ensures positive employee relations through proactive problem solving, with a focus on customer service, and on-going process improvement. They maintain HR-related recordkeeping including both online and physical filing and distributions. The Specialist liaises with payroll, IT, union representatives, and other departments to ensure quality, timely, and accurate processing. Compass Housing Alliance will employ two HR Specialists who will be cross trained across all HR support functions, but whose day-to-day expectations may focus on a particular area, such as recruiting or training.

**Effective December 2021, all new hires to Compass are required as a pre-condition of employment to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to their start date.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION: Compass Housing Alliance develops and provides essential services and affordable housing for individuals and families experiencing housing instability in the greater Puget Sound region. We envision a world in which every person lives in a safe and caring community. Compass offers an open, supportive, and challenging work environment committed to promoting the dignity and well-being of each person that we serve. We consider the diversity of the staff, guests, residents, and community partners to be an important asset. We recognize the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to the organization. To learn more about the agency visit

LOCATION: South Lake Union Neighborhood (Seattle, WA)

**This position offers a location hybrid model with at-home and in-office days

REPORTS TO: HR Generalist or Senior HR Business Partner


SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm (with some flexibility to adjust)

SALARY RANGE: $22-25 per hour DOE


  • Work experience is a key factor for success in this role. In addition, success in this role requires a passion for knowledge and drive for continuing professional development or education. Bachelor’s degree or certification in business, public administration, human resources services, or related field would be a compliment to the required experience.
  • At least 1 year of experience working in an administrative support role, with emphasis on quality customer service, required.
  • At least 1 year of data entry experience, ideally with proficiency and accuracy concerning high volumes of data, required.
  • 1-2 years of experience in general HR, support services, and/or recruiting, desired.
  • Experience working in databases (HRIS and/or ATS) such as Oracle Taleo, Abila MIP, or DayForce, desired.
  • Awareness and/or training around issues of equity, intersectionality, and belonging.
  • Familiarity with topics of housing instability, mental health, substance use, sexual assault, and/or domestic violence, desired.
  • Valid WA driver’s license, proof of car insurance, and a driving record that meets Compass standards, desired.

Please visit our website for more details and complete an application at


Compass Housing Alliance is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and treats all employees and applicants equally without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, creed, disability, familial status, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, parental status, political ideology, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, use of section 8 certificate, use of service animal, and all other groups protected by law, and promotes diversity in its workforce. Compass Housing Alliance takes affirmative action to implement programs and maintain practices and policies that eliminate barriers to equal employment opportunity. Our program is available for review by employees and applicants for employment in the Human Resources Office during regular office hours.

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Job Types: Full-Time.


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